William Law, an army veteran from Saline, Michigan, didn’t realize his roof was damaged until two years ago when he found two raccoons sitting in his living room. At this moment, William, his wife, and his granddaughter, who were all living in the same home, knew that they needed some repairs done.
Unfortunately, the 87-year-old veteran who served during the Korean War wasn’t in a great financial situation and simply couldn’t afford the cost of fixing the roof on his own. “The house really needed a new roof, but since roofs cost so much, we were having problems looking for a way to pay for it,” said Mary Alice Truitt, Law’s granddaughter who also resides in the home.
Luckily, Law reached out to the Veterans Administration for help and they were able to point him in the direction of a charity whose mission involves building new roofs for veterans.
As soon as they heard Law’s story, the Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project knew they had to help. On August 13th, the Neighborhood Roofing Company Inc. installed a brand new roof, free of charge.
In just two short years, Owens Corning Platinum Contractors, working together with Habitat for Humanity, has managed to donate a total of 83 new roofs to veterans all across the nation. William Law was veteran number 26 to receive a new roof in 2018. “It’s amazing what they are doing for us and I’m truly grateful for everything they are doing,” said Law in an interview
“We’re happy to help and appreciate his service to the country,” said Tom Meadows, the Co-Owner of Neighborhood Roofing Company Inc. “We would love to do more, but we don’t think there are enough vets reaching out to this program.” In total, Law’s home received about $6,000 of free work from the project.
45 People Share Times Their Mother-in-Law Made Them Want to Scream
Oh, the Hypocrisy
You know how your mother-in-law seems to know everything? Or rather, how she thinks she knows everything? In-laws are notorious for telling you how to do things or how they would have done things better, and yet, they are usually guilty of all the same things they condemn.
This is the type of thing that really makes any sane person want to scream, or at least call them out on their hypocrisy. Unfortunately, they never seem to feel that you’re justified.
Pointless Conversation at Its Finest
If there’s one thing the in-laws are good at, it’s starting a conversation that doesn’t go anywhere, wasting your time for no particular reason. They just have a knack for bringing up things that don’t really matter, and for what? No reason at all, of course. That’s just how they roll.
We’d like to tell them that we really don’t care, but that would be rude, wouldn’t it? Why can’t they just be aware enough to know that what they have to say isn’t really of interest to anyone?
Not My Fault
Mothers-in-law have a knack for blaming you for things that are totally out of your control, in a manner that always makes you feel personally attacked. Considering the state of the world right now — in which many businesses were closed because they had to be — passive-aggressive comments about hairstyling are unwelcome.
After all, there’s a great point to be made in the fact that, no, nobody asked for the hairdressers and hair stylists to be closed. That’s just the way things are right now!
Not the Same
Sometimes mothers-in-law don’t make us angry, but rather they amuse us with silly antics or evidence that proves they have no idea what they’re really talking about. This is one such scenario in which a mother-in-law tried to find a suitable replacement for cat litter, and failed miserably.
Just so you know, you can’t use dry cement as a replacement for cat litter. We figure that most people probably know that, but honestly, you never know.
A Faux Pas
In this instance, the mother-in-law made a mistake that she ended up making up for. Sure — she wore a wedding dress to her son’s wedding, but the daughter-in-law who made this post clarifies that her MIL has done a lot for the family and her children, and that this was a singular incident rather than the norm.
Still, what was she thinking when she wore a wedding dress to her son and future DIL’s wedding? We can’t imagine her intentions were good, unless she just really didn’t put a lot of thought into the idea.
Not for Public Disclosure
You know what’s really not fun? When your mother-in-law and actual mother do get along, but they talk about the most embarrassing things possible on a public platform for all to see. Needless to say, we can understand why no one would be very happy about that.
Let’s just say we would disavow any knowledge of who those people are and any connection we may have to them. What? In their family? Certainly not, you have the wrong person.
None of Your Business
Commenting on things that are none of their business is definitely a specialty of most mothers-in-law. They seem to be especially good at bringing up your children, or a lack thereof, even though that’s really none of their concern whatsoever — not that such a thing ever actually stops them.
If there’s one thing you don’t want to rush, it’s having kids. And if there’s one thing that shouldn’t be expedited by someone else entirely, it’s definitely having kids! Mind your own business, mothers-in-law!
Some Things Never Change
Thinly veiled insults and backhanded compliments are the bread and butter of a nasty in-law that we don’t like being around or seeing. Most of those compliments or insults always seem to center around weight, for some reason, which is of course something nobody likes hearing from them.
We’re pretty certain that these MILs do it on purpose, but what do we know? Well, we know we would like them to stop doing this kind of thing so often, but we get the feeling that’ll never happen.
You Can Say It
This is another example of a mother-in-law just being kind of silly, rather than annoying or antagonistic. We understand that puberty is something that can be a little awkward to talk about, but if you’re all adults, isn’t it a little odd to beat around the bush?
We’re just saying, calling it a “metamorphosis” seems a little too strange for comfort, and not really necessary in any conceivable way. Just call it what it is — we’ve all been there at some point one way or another!
Everything Is Ruined
When you really, really dislike your mother-in-law, you may be tempted to do whatever you have to do in order to avoid them — even work. Let’s just say that if you’d be willing to pass on a vacation day to get away from your mother-in-law, she must be a real witch.
Still, maybe this poor guy should have just gone out on the town or something instead. At least then, he could have gotten out of work and still gotten away from a full day of interacting with his mother-in-law.
You Have No Experience With This
There’s really nothing positive about a global pandemic, but at least it’s something an annoying mother-in-law can’t pretend to know more about than you do. It’s a silver lining, that’s for sure. But hey, it’s really irritating when your mother-in-law acts like a know-it-all.
We’re not saying to act like a global pandemic has any sort of bright sde, but if you had to struggle to find one, this isn’t a terrible benefit to consider.
Tell Me How You Really Feel
Has your mother-in-law ever dropped a bomb about how they never liked you and never wanted you to be a part of their family? Yeah, that kind of thing happens from time to time, and we certainly understand why this would want to make most sane people scream or rage.
Really, couldn’t they at least have the common decency to keep this kind of thing to themselves until they’re alone? At least be out of earshot before making such an atrocious comment.
Well, Alright Then
Leave it to a mother-in-law to make a family game night as awkward and unpleasant as possible. Passive-aggression is something MILs seem to excel in, and they never feel like holding back. Can’t they just let one night go by without making rude and unnecessary comments?
Evidently not, according to this post. Sure — it was just one comment, but it was one comment that never needed to happen. It would have been better if it had never left her mouth at all.
At Least She’s Positive
We know it’s already popped up on this list several times, but what is it about MILs that they think it’s okay to comment on their DIL’s weight? Sometimes it’s intentionally aggressive and other times it’s just them being unintentionally offensive, but either way, they always seem to manage.
At least in this instance, she had some sort of misconception about things, but even so, this mother-in-law should probably be a little more considerate and conscientious of the words that are coming out of her mouth.
Downright Ungrateful Woman
Once you read this post, we won’t have to tell you why this is so terrible. Imagine having to pay tens of thousands of dollars for an in-law. They’re not even your mother, and you’re shelling out tons of money to help her stay on her feet. The least she could do is be more grateful.
Needless to say, this mother-in-law was not the grateful type. We hope that, from here on out, the person in this post didn’t pay for any of her expenses. It would be the only real justice available.
Telling Blatant Lies
Some mothers-in-law are worse than others. Needless to say, this one may be one of the worst, as she tries to wrongfully accuse a man of something he has never done and would never do. But, she doesn’t do this in just any manner — she tries to use an impressionable child to achieve her end goal.
Honestly, this is just deplorable. How anyone could think this is alright, we’ll never know. But moreover, how anyone could tolerate this is an even bigger question.
Close Enough to Condemn
OK, so technically speaking, this isn’t a mother-in-law — yet. But, it’s a mother of someone’s significant other causing problems, so honestly, we feel like that’s enough to warrant a spot on this list. This not yet MIL has also done something that’s really unforgivable, based on her desire to besmirch the man her daughter loves.
Is it too much to ask for a parent to respect the relationship of their children? Based on many of the posts we’ve seen on the internet, apparently so.
Needs More Explanation
Unfortunately for us and you, this post is very vague and doesn’t tell us much about the actual story involved. That kind of sucks, because we would love to know what kind of situation led to one’s mother-in-law throwing a hammer at their head.
Seriously, what’s the story here? You can’t just go and tell us something like this and not expand further! Although frankly, it does sound like something a crazy mother-in-law would do.
One Sharp Jab
We all know about the venomous barbs of a nasty in-law. It’s not great, and for some of us, such blows to our self-esteem are most unwelcome. Unfortunately, there’s just no getting away from them, depending on the relationship between you and your in-law.
Unfortunately for this gal, escape doesn’t seem like something that’s going to happen anytime soon. Hopefully, she was able to show her MIL up not too long after this totally rude comment was made.
Undisputed Drama Queen
Have you ever met someone who likes to throw a fit and make a scene even when they have no reason to whatsoever? If not, read this little story and you’ll find out just what you’ve been missing, much to your own fortune. Someone that could make problems this unnecessary and ridiculous is a pain.
So, if you’ve been spared from this type of person, remember to check the family members of your significant other. You may actually know someone.
The Height of Betrayal
You know you have a terrible mother-in-law when the most irritating thing about them is how they treat not you, but their own child, who you are of course married to. Needless to say, if they treat their own child badly, they probably don’t treat you very well either.
This story is evidence of how awful some people are as both mothers and mothers-in-law. Frankly, it’s pretty difficult to be good at one if you’re bad at the other.
You Were the Chosen One!
What’s worse than a mother-in-law you hate from the start? One you used to love, only for her to become a terrible person later. When that happens, you feel utterly betrayed, and you can’t help but lament the relationship you used to have. How the transformation happened, who knows…
Maybe the nice old lady was abducted by aliens and replaced by an evil imposter? Probably not, but it’s better to wish that than to acknowledge the fact that she changed so vehemently.
Why Would You Do This?
Sometimes, the worst thing an in-law can do is exhibit their complete and total lack of inhibition. You know the type — they just love to share embarrassing stories that no one has any business knowing. Moreover, the people they share the story with are usually other family members.
Tact is something that seems to be missing among the most grating of in-laws. We’re not trying to say that all in-laws are bad, but these types of stories come up very frequently when in-laws are concerned.
It’s on Your Face
When you marry someone who speaks a different language, their family probably speaks it too. Sometimes, though, this means they can say things that you won’t be able to understand, and those can be insults. In this instance, at least the husband cut their losses before things got out of hand.
Honestly, though, we sure hope he defended her in his language as well. You shouldn’t let your parents speak ill of your significant other when you feel that it’s unwarranted!
Not a Great Impression
You don’t want your in-law to make a bad impression on your family, but unfortunately, that’s just the way things go sometimes. Of course, it’s even worse if they make that bad impression at your wedding. But again, that’s just the way things go sometimes.
Apparently, the person who made this post doesn’t think this story is that bad in the grand scheme of things, but we don’t necessarily agree with them. That story probably still gets told at family reunions.
Can’t Reason With Crazy
We know that many people claim their in-laws are crazy, but some of them are actually crazy. You know, like possibly in need of a mental hospital crazy. This woman was definitely that, and we can understand why her daughter-in-law wanted nothing to do with her.
After all, this particular mother-in-law probably needed help, as she was undoubtedly causing some problems for the family. We’re just glad that the author of this post managed to get away from her.
A One-Time Animosity
This story ends on a good note because, apparently, the mother-in-law ultimately accepted things as they were and now gets along well with the woman who made the post. However, that doesn’t really negate the way their relationship was initially.
Trying to make some strange drama and conflict between a husband, his wife, and his ex is a really low blow. We’re just glad that this mother-in-law eventually saw the error of her ways and changed for the better.
Harsh Eviction Notice
Sheesh, talk about one harsh eviction notice. We can bet that this woman wasn’t expecting to have this kind of conversation when she went out for dinner with her mother-in-law.
And although this MIL has every right to choose who lives in her condo, there was really no good reason for kicking her daughter-in-law out just months after her husband — their son — passed away. It’s not like she stopped paying rent or something, so what’s the real issue here?
Stop Being So Pushy
Nobody likes a mother-in-law that tries to force you into things — especially important things, like having a child. We don’t know what it is with some people who think it’s perfectly appropriate to be pushy about whether or not a child-in-law has a child of their own.
We get it, you want grandchildren, but have some tact and some class. It’s just not right to act like that, especially when there have been complications with previous pregnancies.
Sounds Like Sabotage
Usually, you can tell when someone has it out for you. You can either sense it, or it’s just blatantly obvious. In this situation, it was just obvious. After all, no one is this forgetful, and the person who made this post brings up some pretty good points about the amount of pork being eaten.
It really does seem like the mother-in-law was doing this on purpose, so we can’t blame this post author for getting fed up with her, or just disliking her in general. Seems reasonable to us.
Violence Is Not the Answer
When your mother-in-law physically attacks your significant other on your wedding night, that’s already a pretty good indication of how things are going to go down the line. Needless to say, there’s probably not a whole lot to look forward to, all things considered.
And of course, the MIL doesn’t admit to any wrongdoing after the fact, which certainly doesn’t do anything to make the situation better. Does this kind of thing happen often?
Intentionally Mistaken Identity
Imagine that your new mother-in-law calls you by the name of your husband’s ex. Now, imagine that she does that for three full years. At that point, you can be certain she wasn’t just being forgetful because if she was, that would be a serious memory problem.
No, it sounds a lot more like some serious passive-aggressive scheming on the MIL’s part. But hey, at least she didn’t call her the wrong name for four years, which is about the best silver lining you can get in this kind of situation.
Calling You Out
Ready for another instance of a mother-in-law taking shots at the weight of new additions to their family? It is, after all, one of the most common things mothers-in-law tend to do that grates on the nerves of everyone around them.
Of course, it’s even worse when they decide to make those passive-aggressive comments in the eye of the public, letting everyone know exactly how they feel about you. Where’s the tact in that?
Taking a Stance
There are many times in which a mother-in-law makes it very clear how she feels about you. And when she does that, it’s usually not in a good way. This mother-in-law made her opinion of her daughter-in-law extremely clear, and it was indeed not a great stance.
Walking out on the wedding? Insulting the wife shortly after the wedding? It’s a wonder that her son still speaks to her, considering how ridiculous some of this behavior is.
One Backhanded Compliment
A lot of mothers-in-law seem to make a scene at their own child’s wedding, or they at least do something rude. Apparently, that’s just when they feel the need to express their distaste for the wedding arrangements in general. That kind of makes sense in a way, but it’s messed up.
If you don’t like the way the relationship that your kid has, well, mind your own business. They’re adults, and perfectly capable of choosing who they want to marry.
You Didn’t Even Do Anything
If someone invites you to go somewhere, but you pay for every aspect of the trip yourself, then you don’t owe any gratitude to the person that invited you, because ultimately you facilitated the entire trip on your own. This mother-in-law could stand to learn such a lesson, but we doubt she will.
Yeah, thanks for all you did, MIL. What, you didn’t do anything at all? Well, that’s true — glad you noticed.
A Lack of Christmas Spirit
You may have the fortune of not knowing someone who’s ungrateful when it comes to holidays. Unfortunately, other people do not have such fortune. This mother-in-law is exactly the type of person who doesn’t seem grateful for anything, even when someone puts effort into a present for them.
Well, she can kiss any meaningful presents goodbye for every year after that one. Where does she get the gall to be so ungrateful to someone that spent so much time handmaking a Christmas gift?
An Enemy to Animals
Regardless of your belief on whether or not animals have feelings or souls or any of that, the thought that they’re all filthy and should live outside — away from humans — is pretty deplorable. Really, unnamed mother-in-law? How could you condemn all of the world’s puppies like that?
We’re just saying, if someone hates both puppies and kittens, can you really trust them to have any redeeming qualities whatsoever? No, you really can’t.
She Got the Hint
We know — we’ve already had quite a few mother-in-law horror stories pertaining to weight, but why not bring up one more considering how toxic this particular MIL is? Not only does she constantly hint that she thinks her daughter-in-law should lose weight, but she does all of that in front of family during a time that’s supposed to be cheerful and fun.
We’re not entirely sure why she thinks that it’s appropriate to gift her DIL things like Slim-Fast and diet pills, but let’s just hope she has since been put in her place.
Your Displeasure Is Noted
When a mother-in-law isn’t happy about you marrying their son or daughter, that’s when they become exceptionally nasty. It’s also when they start getting extremely passive-aggressive, which is actually worse than just being regular aggressive in some books.
We’re not sure why some people feel the need to be so offensive, rude, and nasty — but maybe that’s the only way they can feel good about themselves, which is just sad.
Not a Serious Jew
No respect for the religious views of another person? Yeah, sounds like a bad mother-in-law to us. Take notes, everyone — don’t force your traditions on the man or woman that marries your child. It’s up to each household to determine what traditions they want to take part in.
Besides, it just comes off as desperate and annoying when you try so hard to force something onto people that aren’t interested. Seriously, take a hint.
Speaking Your Thoughts
Ever meet someone that has no filter? Someone who just says whatever they want to say, no matter how tactless it may be? Well, that’s bad no matter what, but when it’s a mother-in-law, you know they’ll have some things to say that no one really wants to hear.
A mother-in-law with no filter is someone who’s going to make all of her opinions known — no matter how rude or offensive those opinions may be.
Turn the Volume Down
There’s nothing wrong with mothers who love their son. In fact, that’s how moms should be. However, some mothers-in-law take it a little too far, such as in this instance. One should care about their kids, but not to the extent that you don’t care about anything or anyone — like your grandkids — else.
Moreover, don’t yell and scream on their behalf. If they have something to be angry about, surely they can make their own case and yell themselves, though we’d prefer if people could communicate without having to scream at each other.
I Can Still Hear You
Being criticized to your face is one thing, but getting criticized when the other person thinks you aren’t listening or can’t hear their insults is something else. In a way, it’s almost even more annoying, due to how full of themselves the other person seems to be.
Needless to say, this is a skill that many bad mothers-in-law excel in, for reasons we can’t really explain. They just love saying super offensive things about you within earshot
Have You Gotten Fatter?
If there’s one thing the in-laws are good at, especially mothers, it’s making you feel insecure about things because they don’t particularly care if they offend you. Commenting on your weight is something that happens a great deal, and it’s never any fun.
Needless to say, those who are insecure about themselves often wish they could tell their mother-in-law what for, but somehow they know she wouldn’t really care anyway. It’s an uphill battle no one ever wins.